In coordination with the Somali government, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes today in northeastern Somalia against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, killing several terrorists, U.S. Africa Command officials said in a statement announcing the strikes.
U.S. Africa Command, in concert with interagency and international partners, builds defense capabilities, responds to crisis, and deters and defeats transnational threats to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
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The first strike occurred at about midnight East Africa Time, with the second strike taking place at about 11 a.m.
Africom officials are assessing the results of the strikes.